Daniel Howe, aka Data Rebel, grew up in a small northern town in the UK. His passion for music started when he was a young boy, when he would listen to 80s music and early electronic music. As he grew older, the club scene, especially early acid house, enchanted him. Before long, he had purchased his first set of turntables and got into DJ’ing in small local venues and underground parties.

A few years later, not totally satisfied with DJ’ing alone, he bought his first synthesizer, with the goal of creating the same sounds he had been hearing in clubs in the preceding years. Warp Records in Sheffield (UK) had a big influence on his new focus in production; specifically, “The Artificial Intelligence” series was especially impactful. Artists like Autechre, Boards of Canada, Plaid, and Aphex Twin were his main influences (and still are today).

Over the years, he has continued to produce IDM / Electronic Chillout music, which has depth and emotion, but still retains an obvious glitchy, IDM-influence. He has produced albums for both Kahvi and Spiritech Records, and has had various singles on compilation releases, as well as an LP on his own Bandcamp page.

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  1. I heard Nova Skies on an Apple Music chill station. Can’t stop listening to this guys stuff. His music paints beautiful pictures and tells sad stories and hints at the significance of love. I know not the answer but within this music you will find a semblance of peace.

  2. As a budding VST music producer myself, I can say that Daniel has been a quintessential influence in which direction I want head in with my production. He, along with artist State Azure, are truly top talents within this genre. When you listen to his music, you can’t help but be drawn in. The attention to detail is astounding as well as the overall composition. I especially enjoy his use of pads. He has already given a huge contribution to the art form and I hope that he will be able to continue producing for many years to come. Thank you Daniel for your fine work.

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